General Interest Programs

Browse through a large variety of fun classes designed for individuals interested in taking a course for personal enrichment!

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Fitness   Dog Obedience  Educational Financial Planning
Nutrition  Crafts Food & Entertainment    

Dog Obedience

Dog Training

Manners, Obedience, and Behavior Training 

Build a solid foundation of training, and develop a rewarding relationship with your dog! This course will help you establish clear communication with your canine companion. Through a series of on-leash exercises, you will guide your dog to more mindful behavior and an understanding of your rules, expectations, and boundaries. You will learn how to motivate and reward your dog to encourage effort, engagement, and cooperation - as well as how to shape and nurture calmness and patience. These techniques will boost your dog's confidence, and combined with daily fulfillment and structure in the home, will help you to resolve or prevent problem behaviors. Dogs should be at least 6 months of age to take the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. The first week is a handlers-only informational session held on the IHCC Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 111B. Participants are required to bring a current rabies certificate to this session. Regular classes - with dogs - will begin on the second week; these classes will rotate between Fairfield and Ottumwa based on weekly progress and course objectives. The instructor will direct you to the correct location each week.

Jun 03 - Jul 15
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $80.00
W. Steingreaber

Jun 07 - Jul 19
Ottumwa Campus
Sun, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $80.00
W. Steingreaber

Jun 07 - Jul 19
Ottumwa Campus
Sun, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $80.00
W. Steingreaber

Aug 02 - Sep 13
Ottumwa Campus
Sun, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $80.00
W. Steingreaber

Aug 02 - Sep 13
Ottumwa Campus
Sun, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $80.00
W. Steingreaber

Aug 05 - Sep 16
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $80.00
W. Steingreaber

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Education 

Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens for fun and food is both easy and inexpensive.  Learn about chickens, selecting the best type, stages of development, and basic care, feed, and housing, from chick to adult. Learn how to raise your own hens, and have both fun and fresh eggs every day.

May 04 - May 04
20/YR*NON*1645*106
Sigourney Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Keokuk County Service Center
$20.00
C. Goodwin

Discovery Flight - Red Bird Simulator

This course is geared for the student who has never flown before or for a pilot who just wants to experience the thrill of flying a full motion simulator.  Participants will meet and get a short orientation to the Redbird Flight Simulator and then discuss the purpose of the course.  Participants will have an hour in the Redbird Simulator to discover the sensation of flight without having to leave the ground. 

You can register for the class below beginning now through Aug 13.

20/yr VOC 3285 102
North Ottumwa Campus
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51 - $82.00
B. Hammack

Once you have registered and paid online you will be contacted by the IHCC Aviation Department to schedule a time for your lesson. 

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Financial Planning

 Legacy Planning: Sharing the Wealth

This course focuses on Legacy planning and discusses ways to help assure your intentions are met. We’ll discuss the transfer of assets over generations and steps that can be pursued to provide specific instruction for the disbursement of assets to loved ones, charities, and endowments.

Apr 22 - Apr 22
20/YR*ELI*1123*111
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

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Nutrition

Nutritional classes are offered by Heather Larsen of Eating for PR’s, LLC.

Nutrition Coaching 

Eating shouldn't be rigid, painful or tell you can't go out for pizza every once in a while! Let me help you find balance with nutrition by focusing on a non-diet approach to mindfully eating to nourish your body. We start with a goal setting session where we discuss your goals, and what you hope to gain from nutrition coaching. We explore your relationship with food, eating patterns and health habits to build a road map towards your nutrition goals, followed by weekly online support and customized meal planning services.

Once you have registered and paid online Heather will contact you to get the challenge underway! Tuition $99

 Please check back for future classes!   

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Crafts 

 Chalk Couture - Crafting Made Easy

It was such a success that we're bringing it back!  If you missed our Chalk Couture workshop in December make sure you get signed up for this one.  Chalk Couture is a super easy craft that make it simple to transform your space and refresh your decor quickly.  We'll bring all the supplies needed for you to make something for yourself or a friend.  If you've been to a previous class and want to bring your own surface to chalk on - feel free!  Additional supply cost of $10-$50 paid to the instructor depending on size of sign &/or how many.

Chalk CoutureMay 06 - May 06
20/YR*NON*2062*104
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $20.00
L. Hammes

 

 

Barn Quilt Painting

Do you have a barn, garage, wall, or fence that needs a little color added to it? These painted barn quilts can go inside your home or outside and they can be almost any color combination you desire! You choose from over twenty different patterns. We do all the prep work and bring the supplies to you. After three hours (or less) of painting you'll go home with a beautiful 20"x20" barn quilt to proudly display or gift to someone special. It's super easy and lots of fun!  Once you have registered for the class you will be contacted by the instructor for your barn quilt pattern, as well as payment for supplies.   Supply cost: $25.00

Barn QuiltJul 21 - Jul 21
20/YR*NON*1934*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111B - $30.00
L. Hammes 

 

 

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Food & Entertainment 

 Buttercream Decorating - Beyond the Basics

Create edible art that will elevate your creations.  Learn simple to elegant florals and succulents. 

Bring a double batch of Wilton buttercream icing (recipe available at Wilton.com - please do not bring purchased buttercream), few small styrofoam bowls, extra powdered sugar, flower nail, metal spatula, toothpicks, small pointed-tip scissors, parchment paper, decorating bags, couplers, tips # 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 81, 102, 104, 124, 352 and 199, coloring - red, green, blue, brown, black, burgundy and yellow.

Apr 27 - Apr 27
20/YR*NON*1032*104
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $25.00
S. Harter

Panoramic Sugar Eggs 

Learn to make decorative sugar eggs   Supplies you will need to bring to class: bag of powdered sugar, 6 T Wilton meringue mix, food coloring, decorating bags, couplers, tips #2, 4, 104, 16, 21, metal spatula, container to transport eggs and Easter grass or other cushioning for eggs. $8 payable in class for eggs.

Sugar EggAug 11 - Aug 11
20/YR*NON*1835*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $25.00
S. Harter

 

 

 

 

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Fitness

Disc Golf FUNdamentals

Join Disc Golf Hall of Fame member, Bob Kramer, to learn the basics of Frisbee golf, along with a few advanced tips and tricks to help you learn the game or up your game.   This course will help you get ready to enjoy your spring and summer play on the many local disc golf courses in the area and around the country.

Apr 21 - Apr 21
20/YR*NON*1011*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Zumba

Do you have an inner Jennifer Lopez longing to emerge?  Then, come on out and join this one-hour class that will have you moving to a combination of Latin and current Pop music.  Brandea McCann is a certified Zumba® instructor that will have you burning a ton of calories without even realizing it!  No dance experience is required and all fitness levels are welcome.  No class on April 7th.

May 26 - Jun 30
20/YR*NON*1020*105
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Center
Dance Room - $25.00
B. McCann

Golf For Everybody 

This class covers all of the basic skills needed to play golf.  Grip, stance, full swing, putting, chipping and pitching are covered as well as etiquette and rules.  Class will be held at Cedar Creek Golf Course.  If you are already a golfer wanting to improve your game or just starting out this class if for you. 

Jun 03 - Jul 08
20/YR*NON*1153*102
Cedar Creek Golf Course
13120 Angle Rd, Ottumwa
Wed, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
$60.00
M. Lawson

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Amy HammackAmy Hammack, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5216 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5216
Email: Amy.Hammack@indianhills.edu 

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.